Michael Hornung Owner
Mike is originally from eastern Colorado. Growing up on a farm, southwest Kansas makes him feel right at home. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with a BA in History and then attended the police academy. He began his working career as a police officer in La Junta, Colorado and remained there for the next 10 years. Mike then made a move and a career change. He became the manager of a cemetery for the Archdiocese of Denver. While working there, he also attended Arapahoe Community College and completed a degree in Mortuary Science, graduating in August of 2015. In September, he passed the National Funeral Service Exams in both Funeral Arts and Embalming Science. Mike joined us in January, 2016.
In 2017, Mike and his wife Kelly purchased Brenneman Funeral Home.
Chuck Bowman Funeral Director
35 years of serving families.
Charles T. "Chuck" Bowman, CMSP, CFSP, CCO, is the 2016-17 treasurer on the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Board of Directors. His career in funeral service began after working in law enforcement.
Chuck joined Brenneman Funeral Home in 2017. He spent most of his career with Horan and McConaty, which operates several locations in the Denver, Colo. area; serving as Funeral Director, Manager, and Vice President of the company. Chuck has been extremely active in the Colorado Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) for a number of years. In addition to service on the Disaster and Legislative Committees, he was a member of the CFDA board of directors, serving in the role of president in 2003. He served as the chair of Arapahoe Community College Mortuary School Advisory Board. In 2014, he retired from his role as deputy commander of the Region VIII DMORT.
Curently, Bowman is serving on the NFDA Board of Directors as the President. He previously served as Colorado's representative to the NFDA Policy Board. He has also served on NFDA's Disaster Committee and Metals Recycling Task Force
We welcome his experience and expertise to our community.
Richard E. Harrison Funeral Director/Embalmer Pre-Need Insurance Lic.
30 Years of Serving Families
Richard is a Kansas native. He was born in Beloit, KS to Harry and Lee Harrison who were Funeral Directors and owned Harrison Funeral Home. When people ask him how long he has been in the business, he kindly replies, “all my life”.
He graduated from Mortuary school in Kansas City, Kansas with Honors in 1986. That same year, he returned to Beloit, KS and took over his family’s business. In 1997, he purchased an additional funeral home, Hall Funeral Home in Lincoln, KS. Richard sold the funeral homes in 2002. Wanting to stay active in funeral service, he began working for a Newcomer Funeral Home in Casper, WY in 2010. After 3 years, he had the opportunity to return to Kansas to work in the rural community of Atwood, KS with Baalmann Mortuary. Richard came to work with us in October of 2015.
We are so honored to have such a genuine and caring professional join us at Brenneman Funeral Home. Richard feels that funeral service has been a calling instead of a job. It has always been the opportunity to help families that gives him purpose in life.
He has 3 children, Justin, Angela and Jacob and a grandson, Levi.
Charlie Maddox Licensed Asst. Funeral Director
Charlie’s heartfelt passion to help people has made him a special dynamic to Brenneman Funeral Home. Retiring from our local law enforcement, Charlie is highly respected and knowledgeable of our community. As a Pre-arrangement Counselor with a Kansas Life Insurance license, Charlie meets with individuals to preplan for their needs.
As a Kansas licensed Assistant Funeral Director, Charlie is able to also help families at the time of a death in arranging the funeral and provide complete follow through with all aspects of the service.
He is a good listener; detail oriented and provides compassionate guidance.